Hi, everyone! It’s been over a year since we released The Last of Us Part II, a major chapter in the growing The Last of Us universe. It’s that same world that we’ve been privileged to celebrate with the incredibly passionate and ever-growing fanbase for eight years! When we planned this year’s event, we aimed to make this day super engaging so we can celebrate the diverse and talented The Last of Us community on a global scale.
We’re very fortunate to have a great relationship with our community and The Last of Us Day is one of our favorite days to share and engage in back-and-forth dialogue with our fans. Whether you use Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, use the hashtag #TLOUDay to spread the cheer and good vibes. Share your art, cosplay, creations, Photo Mode shots, or even special memories of your experiences with The Last of Us universe. We’re looking forward to having you all join in on celebrating The Last of Us Day – we’ll be active on social all day!
To cap off the day, please check back at NaughtyDog.com at 8 PM EST / 5 PM PST for a The Last of Us Day wrap up note to you — the amazing fans.
Let’s chat about what we got cooking!
The Last of Us Part II: Covers and Rarities Now Streaming and Limited Edition Vinyl by Mondo
Attention audiophiles and collectors: time to warm up your record players! Working in close collaboration with our friends at Mondo, we’re excited to finally announce pre-orders for The Last of Us Part II: Covers and Rarities vinyl.
This limited edition vinyl features stunning, exclusive artwork by Dani Pendergast, and a special message by The Last of Us Part II’s Director, Neil Druckmann.
This special release has been a huge fan request, and we’re excited to present this EP featuring tracks sung by Ashley Johnson (Ellie) and Troy Baker (Joel) and guitar by Chris Rondinella.
Pre-orders open today, September 26, at 10AM PST exclusively on Mondo’s website.
For those of you that might want to take Joel’s rendition of “Wayfaring Stranger” and Ellie’s serenade of “Take On Me” with you wherever you go, we’ll also be releasing Covers and Rarities online – and it will be available globally on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Tidal, and all major global streaming outlets today at 9 PM PST.
The Last of Us Part II Joel Statue by Dark Horse
In partnership with Dark Horse Direct, we’re proud to present a new, limited edition 14.25” Joel statue from The Last of Us Part II. This limited-edition statue is crafted in stunning detail, and he comes fully equipped, wielding his gun and guitar. This statue is available for pre-order until October 29 at 5PM PST via Dark Horse’s website and will ship May – July 2022.
PlayStation Gear Store – We Got That Exclusive Merch!
The goods! We have some stunning brand-new merch going up on the PlayStation Gear Store.
New offerings include a waxed canvas backpack for here, there and everywhere, and an awesome Stormtech Waterfall Insulated Rain Jacket with a laser engraved patch that’s perfect for the changing seasons.
We’re also excited to announce exclusive merchandise to live out your best troubadour experiences – such as new Taylor straps and picks. By popular fan demand, we’re also pleased to offer The Last of Us Part II GS Mini and 314ce guitars, which is exclusively available on the PlayStation EU* Gear Store site.
Joining the PlayStation Gear Store lineup is Insert Coin’s meticulously crafted W.L.F Bomber jacket so you can channel Abby.
On top of all this, we’re pleased that pre-existing The Last of Us merchandise will see a 20% off discount through September 30 on the PlayStation Gear Store** and The Last of Us Remastered, The Last of Us: Left Behind and DLC will see a 50% reduction on PlayStation Store through September 27.
* Ships to Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom.
** Discount cannot be combined with any other ongoing offer/promotion/discount.
The Triumphant Return of Photo Mode
We absolutely loved seeing everybody’s creativity run wild with last year’s Photo Mode contest. There were so many incredible submissions (and several very sweet messages!). We wished that we could share even more with the community, so, this year, we’re expanding the Photo Mode event!
Starting today until October 29, we’re kicking off a month of community captures, with different themes each week as we make our way through October. Post your Photo Mode shots to Twitter with the hashtag #TLOUPhotoMode and tag @Naughty_Dog to enter.
Not only will we re-tweet several of our selects daily, but we’ll also keep an ongoing scrapbook of those Photo Mode shots on the Naughty Dog blog, reminding us to always endure and survive – together.
Whether you are ready to flex your Photo Mode skills or want to check out some amazing talent, join us on Twitter.
By tagging your screenshots with #TLOUPhotoMode and tagging @Naughty_Dog by October 28, 2021, you give SIE and @Naughty_Dog permission to share your content on SIE and Naughty Dog websites and social media channels. Posts must not contain personal information or content that is defamatory, harmful, offensive or otherwise violates the rights or interests of SIE or third parties.
First and foremost, this day is for celebrating you, the incredible community! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to get all the latest updates and activities! On behalf of the studio, thank you for celebrating The Last of Us with us year-round — and especially today.
Happy The Last of Us Day! ✌️[This article originally appeared on PlayStation Blog]